Saturday was our granite shopping trip.  Jerry did a great job making the process of selection perfectly smooth and he set a great pace.  We had already spent several hours browsing through the thousands of slabs (hundreds of different types of granite).  We had already decided to use two granites; one for the island and another for the perimeter surfaces.  I was predisposed to a black granite with speckles for the perimeter.  The trick was to find a complimentary, coordinating island piece.

We went armed with the charcoal door matching the island, a wood sample matching the perimeter cabinets and a selection of 5 floor tiles.  We were able to reduce our choices down to 4.  Then we wandered outside for a bunch more.  We stumbled upon this grayish, redish, little brown, some black and copper speckled slab with a fairly wide vein running through it.  A daring vein.  A statement vein.

I wish I had taken a picture, but alas, I didn’t.

Samples are below.

for the island

the island surface


for the perimeter surfaces

for the perimeter surfaces


a day at the granite place

a day at the granite place


just a fraction of the place

just a fraction of the place

3 Comments to “Granite Granted”

  1. mother — March 3, 2009 @ 9:46 am

    You made excellent choices. Very dramatic. I would have been overwhelmed and taken my designer daughter along for help. Did Jerry make suggestions of leave it up to your decerning eyes? What color are the specks on the perimeter granite? Soon you’ll be enjoying all of the decisions you made. Suggestion-call the local paper editor and invite for coffee and cake. Might lead to an additional career! Better yet-“Southern Accents” or a Pennsylvania Magazine. We’d all be extra proud to see it published for all to see!

  2. Diego — April 11, 2016 @ 9:32 am

    where is this yard?

  3. rob — April 17, 2016 @ 7:37 am

    It was in New Jersey. Huge place, but I can’t recall the name.

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